Obituaries

Warren R. Kodl

October 20, 1937 - July 24, 2020

Warren R. Kodl, age 82, of Geneva, IL passed away on July 24, 2020 surrounded by his beloved family.  Warren was born on October 20, 1937, in Chicago, IL. the son of George and Martha (nee Henkel) Kodl.  He was united in marriage to Rosalie A. Swiderski on November 23, 1963 in Berwyn, IL.

He attended Farragut High School in Chicago, IL.  He served in the Navy from 1961 to 1963 aboard the USS Enterprise.  Warren was very active with his granddaughters, he attended every sport and school activity. He loved relaxing at his Wisconsin lake-home, enjoyed fishing and water-sports with his family for 30+ years. The captain of our boat will be forever missed. He loved home improvement projects, playing the accordion, cards and board games, always enjoyed his pizza and beer and will remain the families reigning scrabble champion.  He was a dedicated employee of AT&T and retired after 35 years in 1992. Warren was a member of the USS Enterprise Assoc. and Telephone Pioneers of America.

Warren is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rosalie, his daughter, Linda (James) McArdle, and granddaughters Nicole and Julie. 

Visitation and funeral services will be held privately by the family. On-line condolences can be posted at the Moss Family Funeral Home website, www.mossfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers charitable contributions in memory of Warren may be made to U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 5000 S. 5th Avenue Hines, IL 60141 or go on line at https://www.volunteer.va.gov/apps/VolunteerNow/, select “Donate to a specific facility”, then select Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Illinois.

Guest Book

  • Paul Harms In 1978 I took a job at AT&T Administrative Services in Chicago. Warren was there as the Inside Conference and Executive Motor Pool coordinator. I would be handling Outside Conference arrangements. As my job got busier, Warren switched hats to Outside Conference duties. In a couple years the workload required five of us. We all became good friends on and off the job. Over the years Warren and Rose hosted many wonderful parties for all of us at their home. Warren loved to share his knowledge and liked a good project. We had a good time rewiring my basement. Following most weekends, I would receive a full update on his family adventures at their summer cottage in Wisconsin or his latest home project. I was happy to see him retire in 1992 to be free to explore all those interests he had and to be a full time Grandpa. He was a good Navy man, my best friend, a wonderful father, and a great companion in life. We will miss but never forget Warren. Our heartfelt condolences to Rose, Linda and family.
  • Bob & Ginger Jurish I've know Warren since high school. we both lived on the far west side of the Lawndale neighborhood. warren spent many evenings at my home on Cullerton street. Collage came for both of us but in different directions. We found ourselves getting together again and I mentioned to him that I had met a very pretty girl at work. A few days later, the young women told me that she had just moved to Chicago from Wisconsin and had trouble meeting good young men.. I told her that I had a friend that I thought she should meet. She quizzed me about his character and asked what kind of guy he was. I'm not sure exactly haw I replied but I said he was a good person and friend. Thus the Warren and Rose relationship was born and resulted in a lasting and great marriage.
  • Carol & Katie Swiderski Warren, our brother-in-law, was known by many names; Dad, Husband, Brother-in- Law, Gram Pa, Friend and Big Guy. He loved the White Sox, Cubs and the Bears. He was great at cross-word and jig saw puzzles. All kinds of puzzles. He was just an all around guy interested in everything. We will truly miss him.
  • Dave Kodl Dear Rose, Linda, and Jim, The extraordinary kindness you and Warren showed me when I asked to visit for an afternoon, which became two nights at your home, was so gracious!That Warren’s 81st birthday was the day this “family stranger” arrived was some timing! Rose, the drive to Wauconda and Chicago is etched in my mind very clearly. I wish I had come to know my father’s cousin and all of you much earlier. The warmth, love, and ease of interaction within your family is so apparent. God bless you all. Love, Dave Kodl
  • Jim and Mary Ann Vail Friends since high school, we'll miss Warren immensely. A kind and good man whose devotion to family and strong work ethic set a powerful example for all who knew him. Our condolences to Rose and all of Warren's family. Rest in peace, dear friend.
  • Keith and Sue Burton We've lost our beloved neighbor, a gentleman and wonderful human being. Always gracious and welcoming. While we know you struggled with your health in recent years, your spirit and heart remained throughout. May you rest in eternal peace, Warren.